Breastfeeding Formula Feeding War!

Ri - posted on 08/12/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I cannot belive people are at war over this! STUPID! TO EACH THEIR OWN! If you formula feed you are NOT half way mom! I breastfeed both of my babies first for 3months second for 6months and pumped so I could work and so when I was tired people could help. But I was also fortunet enough to prouduce enough milk and fortunet enough to have enjoyed breastfeeding! Breastfeeding is not for everyone but dont knock it until you try it our breast SOLE purpose is to nurish our babies. There are so many factors in breastfeeding if you can or cant so please quit fighting over it. Everybodys situation is diffrent doesnt matter if you breastfeed or formula feed just as long as you feed them! If you're giving other advice on breast or no breast dont be opionated about it just give them your experince. I almost didnt, I was 16 going on17 and getting all these diffrent opions and stories and I was feeling guilty and scared about breastfeeding when my mom took me aside and said try it if its not for you, you will know. You breast were made for feeding....lol The truth, basic facts....thank you mom
So I leave You Saying DONT KNOCK IT UNTIL YOU TRY IT and TO EACH THEIR OWN

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Melony - posted on 08/18/2009

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Unfortunately for me, I couldnt breast feed. I was in the hospital after my c-section when i realized he just wasnt getting enough. I tried to feed him for as long as i could but he was just freaking out. It got to the point where the nurse had to come in and feed him a bottle so that he could get some satisfaction. After that he slept for 4 hours and has been fine ever since. I was breast and bottle feeding for the first 2 weeks, but no matter how long he fed on the breast, he would still drink a full bottle. Thats when i decided it was time to just get him on a good schedule and bottle feed him. I do not regret it, in a way i am thankful that i did. He is growing very fast, but is not overweight and he is extremly healthy. I thank you for posting this. Some people just dont understand how difficult it can be for some mothers to have to make that heart wrenching decision.

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